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working order

noun
1.
the condition of a mechanism when it is functioning properly:
a stove in working order.
Origin of working order
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Like any model of considerable mechanism, this will require patience to get it in working order.

  • In letters alone, if the brain be not in working order, all is lost.

  • The winch and portcullis are still in existence in Monk Bar, and in working order.

    Life in a Medival City Edwin Benson
  • It was open, the pumps were in working order, with two men standing by to work them.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • But when lessons really begin, and you get into working order, you will be different.

    A Modern Tomboy L. T. Meade
  • After which about twenty pounds annually will suffice to maintain it in working order.

    The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne

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